NY State Senator calls for gas tax suspension to continue

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ALBANY, NY (WENY) — A New York State lawmaker is calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul and his colleagues in the legislature for a continuation of the gas tax suspension.

At the end of last year’s session in June, the legislature implemented a suspension of the state sales tax charged per gallon of gas and diesel. The reduction reached about 16 cents per gallon statewide. The suspension ended on Dec. 31, 2022.

Sen. Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats) said the legislature should be re-implementing a gas tax suspension, as many New Yorker’s are still hurting from inflation.

“Our gas prices are still too high for everyday New Yorker’s commuting back and forth to work. They deserve some relief at the pump,” he said.

O’Mara added he hopes that Gov. Kathy Hochul puts the gas tax suspension in her state executive budget due in just a few weeks.


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